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Tradingview Charts - A Guide to Backtesting, Screener, Alerts, and Crypto Pricing

Updated: Jun 26

After getting over a million active monthly users without any advertising budget in a month in 2016, Tradingview has not looked back. The investment of $37 million on Tradingview by the investment firm Insight Venture Partners in 2018 indicates that the TechStars Westerville headquartered Tradingview is on the right track. Its vital success started when it started to share its data visualization capabilities with Investopedia for free, which helped gain exposure worldwide, according to the Builtinchicago report.


Verify any technical trading concepts in Investopedia, and there will be many charts and representations given by Tradingview.


Tradingview Chart in Investopedia
Image 1 – Tradingview Chart in Investopedia

Majority of the Tradingview’s functionality is available for free users, which drives an insane amount of traffic. If a serious trader needs additional features such as multiple charts in one screen, or a customized timeframe (like 3 min or 7 min timeframe), they can opt for membership ranging from $15 to $60 (USD) per month.


This article aims to explain some of the crucial features of Tradingview and how it can solve many problems in traders’ life.


Table of Contents


Tradingview Charts

CryptoCurrency Charting in Tradingview

Tradingview Paper Trading

Tradingview Screener

Tradingview Back Testing

Tradingview Alerts

Tradingview App

Tradingview Blog

What Makes Tradingview Special?

Tradingview Plans

Disadvantages with Tradingview

Conclusion



Tradingview Charts


Tradingview has customized URLs for different countries. For example, ‘Tradingview India’ can be accessed with in.tradingview.com and ‘Tradingview Japan’ can be accessed with jp.tradingview.com, and ‘Tradingview France’ can be accessed with fr.tradingview.com.


Tradingview charts look elegant and beautiful. I have used it for all my blog posts and books. Besides, it provides an option for all the users to create their customized indicators and store them on the servers so that anyone can use them; credit goes to their scripting language, ‘Pine Script.’



CryptoCurrency Charting in Tradingview


Tradingview gained a lot of users when it signed up with Nasdaq and Bitfinex - a cryptocurrency exchange. It also signed with other Crypto exchanges such as Bitstamp, Binance, Coinbase, etc., and also completely equipped with all the features before the crypto boom, and hence it became the No.1 charting tool among crypto traders.


Tradingview Association with Crypto Exchanges
Image 2 – Tradingview Association with Crypto Exchanges

Satoshi Nakamoto has developed the first cryptocurrency ‘bitcoin’ in 2009, and many such currencies were born in the last few years. At the time of writing this post, the US Dollar is getting weaker day by day against cryptocurrencies, and it indicates a radical shift in the investing world.


BTCUSD is the most popular traded pair among the Crypto vs. Currency pairs. At the time of writing this article, 1 Bitcoin is equal to 31,992 USD. Traders can also trade crypto vs. crypto pairs, and the most popular and liquid pair is ETHBTC (Ethereum Bitcoin).


BTCUSD Monthly Chart
Image 3 – BTCUSD Monthly Chart

Tradestation crypto has integrated with Tradingview a few months back, and it allowed the traders to trade, invest directly in cryptocurrencies without leaving the Tradingview platform. It is a great luxury and comfort to all the crypto traders.



Tradingview Paper Trading


Tradingview provides a paper trading facility (also called simulated trading) by giving a default fake balance of $100,000. It tracks all the paper trading orders and indicates how much Profit or Loss (PnL) with the trades.


Paper Trading in USDINR
Image 4 – Paper Trading in USDINR

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